Roxborough by Thea Colman


September 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, based on final blocked fabric. Lace and rib gauge given in pattern.
US 8 - 5.0 mm
950 - 1625 yards (869 - 1486 m)
34.25(36.25,38.25,40.25,43.25)(46.25,50.25,54.25)”/87(92,97,102,110)(117.5,127.5,138) cm
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This was the first design I did in this series, and it was my love affair with this combination of Shetland bead lace, simple ribs, and O-Wool Worsted that inspired me to design more pieces and make an e-book. I found it to be the best kind of addictive knitting!

For the sweater, I set out to create a simple, loose silhouette, worn open with a bit of detail - the perfect sweater to throw on over anything. I used a little lace and a lot of stockinette, so it’s an easily modified shape and a quick, satisfying project. Saddle shoulders lend some nice shaping and stability to the loose silhouette, and the beautiful detail at the collar remains the focus. It turned out exactly as I wanted, and the knitting went so fast, I found I needed a little more – so I cast on for a shawl and then, the mitts and hat.

Color shown, Lake Erie.


34.25(36.25,38.25,40.25,43.25)(46.25,50.25,54.25)“ 87(92,97,102,110)(117.5,127.5,138)cm

Yardage by Size:

950(1000,1050,1175,1275)(1400,1525,1625) yds/ 875(925,1000,1075,1150)(1275,1400,1525) meters

This pattern is available as a single download or as part of the Roxborough Collection